The reissue of the 1972 performance of Alone Together by Jim Hall and Ron Carter, the team that put modern guitar-bass duets on the map makes for enlightening comparison with ”In a Different Light,” the Harvie Swartz album. It even has versions of some of the same songs — ”Alone Together” and ”Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.” Hall, in contrast to Swartz’s partners, has perfected a sound as concise and radiant as candlelight. At times he and the agile Carter seem to merge — it’s as though one musician were playing all 10 strings. A-

Alone Together
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